sam lwrote a review of Scarpa Maestrale RS Alpine Touring Boot on March 3, 2016
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I started snowboarding in New England in 1986 at a little mountain called Loon. I was 13, and it was the second best thing in the world to surfing.
Moved to CO in 1998, tried tele. Loved it. But sucked at it. Moved back to New England in 03, and had zero fun on the snowboard due to my inability to ride the park without serious consequences. Acceptance was not happening, so i went and bought a tele setup and had a blast touring and struggling on blue runs.
Last winter, almost blew out my knee deep in the woods on a tour, and decided it was time to try something that has a release mechanism. Bought the Kingpin 13 and these boots.
I have now put about 10 days of resort skiing on them. Conditions have been horrible for a full time worker bee and no tours have happened.
Review: Super comfortable boot. Had them heated and fit correctly (toe caps etc/) I'm a 10.5 US street shoe. Went with the 28.0
Did five days in a row on Mon Tremblant, had a good day of 18"s of fresh. Awesome. -21f and feet were fine.
Walk mode is similar to my BD Push. Tongue is akward, but i got used to it. Stiff enough for me, but for the hard charger, it might have some unwanted flex.